Novus is a full-service medical education company dedicated to providing clinicians and health systems with educational opportunities to help them provide better patient care. Based in the heart of the Bluegrass State, Novus leverages the expertise of renowned faculty and a network of experienced medical education professionals to develop high quality, innovative initiatives that are responsive to the needs of practicing clinicians, and cost effective to stakeholders.
Novus provides expertise in the following areas:
- Internet-based educational programming
- Overall educational strategy development and execution
- Faculty recruitment, development and management
- Live symposia (local, regional and national)
- Outcomes development and analysis
- Data management solutions
- Digital media solutions
Novus's goal is to achieve significant educational impact with each and every one of its initiatives. To that end, we employ the most modern and systematically-proven approaches to outcomes measurement in our activities so that our stakeholders can tell a meaningful story about the project's impact.
ABOUT STEVEN SCRIVNER, MPA, CHCP
Steven joined the medical education industry in 2001 when he took over the combined (medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and allied health) distance education program at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. A university-wide reorganization in 2003 led the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine to form a joint CE operation, and Steven assumed a greater role in the unit as the director of technology and national programming. The operation proved to be a successful endeavor that resulted in a substantial profit for each college, and funded growth in multiple areas of the program.
One such growth came in the form of CECentral.com. Capitalizing on his background in technology and web development, he founded CECentral in 2006 and served as managing director for the next three years. In this role, he oversaw development of both the front-end CE portal and back-end proprietary data management system, the latter of which helped streamline reporting and strengthen adherence to guidelines for multiple accrediting bodies. More than 10 years later, CECentral.com remains a cutting edge CE portal with advanced tools that are now attracting other medical education organizations as licensees.
Steven joined Medscape in 2010 where he helped facilitate revenue growth through collaborative partnerships with MECs and medical societies. The nearly three years spent with Medscape served as a quasi-MBA in medical education, helping him gain a broader and deeper understanding of educational development strategy, as well the business and marketing side of CME. After a brief stint with Pri-Med, he spent nearly two years helping to grow MedPage Today's partnership business before launching Novus Medical Education to better capitalize on the variety of skills he honed throughout his time in medical education.
A native Kentuckian, Steven bleeds blue for his alma mater, the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Public Administration. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, staying current on pop culture, watching sports and working on his culinary skills. He resides just outside Lexington, KY in Nicholasville with his wife and two kids. In 2018 he was elected to the Jessamine County Board of Education and subsequently elected Board Chair during his first term.
Megan E. Maroney, PharmD
Dr. Maroney received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. After graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited general practice residency with a focus in psychiatry at Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health Center in Toms River, New Jersey. She currently practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the area of psychiatry at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers. She works with adult and child/adolescent inpatient and outpatient psychiatry teams. Dr. Maroney earned her Board Certification in Psychiatric Pharmacy from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in 2013. She is a member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists and serves on their Programming Committee. She was a 2016-2017 recipient of the New Jersey Health Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching award and has been recognized by Rutgers Health for her efforts in interprofessional education. Dr. Maroney is a graduate of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency in Psychiatry at St. Barnabas Behavioral Health Center in Toms River, NJ. She’s currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers University and practices at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ.
Megan M. Elavsky Adelman, PharmD
Dr. Adelman, BCPS, BCGP, CDE is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy and a Family Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Department of Family Medicine at WVUMedicine. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Northeast Ohio Medical University. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and a PGY2 in Geriatrics at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs. Medical Center. Megan is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and the American Association Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) on the geriatric SIG. Dr. Adelman has worked to expand pharmacy services and positions at her current employment, helping to implement a polypharmacy and geriatric interdisciplinary clinic. Her clinical and research interests include geriatric topics including dementia, deprescribing, urinary incontinence, and rural population health management.
Terri S. Cook, PharmD
Dr. Cook, a 2006 UK College of Pharmacy alumna, is a Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacist at UK HealthCare. Prior to working for UK, she completed a PGY1 Residency and a PGY2 Cardiology/Critical Care Residency at Saint Joseph HealthCare in Lexington. She also served as the Chief Pharmacy Resident while at Saint Joseph. Dr. Cook remains engaged with her alma mater, conducting numerous therapeutics lectures for the College. She serves as Chair of the Committee on Programming and Practitioner Education for KSHP, which helps to plan continuing education programming for KSHP’s meetings. In addition to her role with KSHP, she is a Cardiac Care Associate with the American College of Cardiology, a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Since 2009, Dr. Cook has volunteered with the Kid’s Cancer Alliance Indian Summer Camp. In 2013, she was named Pharmacist of the Year by the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP).
Craig A. Martin, PharmD
Dr. Martin serves in a joint role as Director of Professional Practice Development for both the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services. In this role he develops and oversees clinical practice sites for College of Pharmacy faculty, serves as administrative director for UK Pharmacy Residencies, and leads professional development initiatives for UK HealthCare pharmacy staff. As a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases, Dr. Martin remains active in the clinical arena by working with UK HealthCare’s Infectious Diseases Division and Infection Prevention and Control staff. Since 2002, he has helped lead the nationally-recognized UK HealthCare Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Dr. Martin is a recipient of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ “Best Practice Award” for 2004 as well as the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists’ “Outstanding Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy” award for 2005 and the Kentucky Society of Health Systems Pharmacists’ “Pharmacist of the Year” award for 2010. A native Kentuckian, Dr. Craig Martin received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1999 and completed an Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency at UK in 2002.
Email: steven [at] novusmeded [dot] com